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2014 Ford Fusion Won’t Use Three-Cylinder, But New 1.5L EcoBoost I-4

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While Ford’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost four is only three years old, a new EcoBoost four that’s just 0.1-liter smaller will be added to the Fusion lineup in calendar year 2014. The new engine is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost I-4 based on Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost I-3, already on sale in Europe. The 1.0-liter comes to the U.S. in the ’14 Fiesta later this year. Like the 1.0-liter, the 1.5-liter four’s exhaust manifold is integrated into the cylinder head ...

Camry Leads Midsize Sales in May, Altima Outsells Fusion

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There’s a new sales leader in the midsize segment thanks to 39,216 customers who purchased the Toyota Camry. Meanwhile, Honda sold 33,218 Accords, which puts it in the number-two spot. The third-place Nissan Altima and fourth-place Ford Fusion swapped positions, with 31,950 and 29,553 units sold respectively. The Chevrolet Malibu slid, moving to sixth place with 18,899 sales. As we recently reported, a refreshed Malibu is slated to arrive in showrooms this fall, sporting a mildly ...

Honda Accord is April’s Top-Selling Midsize Sedan

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Honda sold 33,538 Accords last month, putting it in first place in the midsize car segment. And for the second month in a row, the Toyota Camry has been relegated to the number-two spot, with 31,710 units sold. The Ford Fusion (26,722 copies sold) stays put in third place. The Nissan Altima finished the month with 21,991 units sold, putting it in fourth place — a sharp drop from its first-place ranking during March when more ...

New York 2013: Shelby Raptor Debuts With 575-HP V-8, Custom Graphics

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As we suspected when Shelby hinted its next vehicle won’t be Mustang-based, the tuning firm has unveiled a Shelby version of the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at the New York auto show. The Shelby Raptor boasts unique graphics and a supercharged engine, and joins the Shelby Focus ST and 1200-hp Shelby 1000 S/C on stage in the big apple. A 2.9-liter supercharger is used to raise power of the stock SVT Raptor’s 6.2-liter V-8 from ...

Toyota, GM, Ford, Ram Argue Over Tow Ratings

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Toyota isn’t too happy with GM, Ford, or Ram. The automakers have been going back and forth for years determining an SAE-standardized test for their trucks’ tow ratings, and while Toyota is using the numbers with the refreshed Tundra, the Detroit Three aren’t playing ball, reports Automotive News. The standardized SAE testing procedure, named J2807, is designed to reflect how the pickups are really used, and are supposed to be more reliable than the non-SAE numbers, ...

Thread of the Day: Name an Upcoming Car You Hope Will Perform Well

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With the auto show season well underway, many concept cars and future production models are on display. While futuristic concept cars often get our attention, the vehicles heading to showrooms make the biggest difference for automakers and enthusiasts. In light of all the upcoming production cars on the way this year, we want to know which new car you’re hoping will perform well. Motor Trend forum member MSIDUDE hopes the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V will be the ...